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22 MARCH, 2022
For many people, home loans are an easy means to buy their dream home. Thanks to home loans, they do not need to exhaust their savings or wait for years to afford a house property. Instead, they can buy their house with a small down payment and repay the amount comfortably over the years. However, to avail a home loan, lenders require you to fulfil certain eligibility criteria. These criteria are based on your age, income, profession, employment, etc. Typically, most eligibility criteria are similar for salaried and self-employed applicants. However, there can be additional requirements for salaried applicants.
If you are a salaried employee looking forward to buying an affordable home loan, here is a checklist for your perusal.
Eligibility criteria for salaried applicants to avail a home loan
Income eligibility criteria for a salaried employee
The lender reviews the salary of the applicants to ensure that they earn enough to be able to repay the loan. They approve loan applications of only those salaried employees who earn monthly income above a specific limit to reduce the default risk. However, the higher your salary, the easier it is for you to get loan approval, provided your debt is in check. If you earn above the specified limit but have financial obligations, it can affect your home loan eligibility, loan amount and home loan interest rates.
Apart from the income and financial obligations, lenders also review your credit score, age, profession, employment history and employer. If you have switched too many jobs, have changed your profession recently, are employed with a start-up, it can also affect your eligibility and loan availing capacity.
How is your income analysed?
Lenders analyse your income by the documents you furnish. As a salaried employee, you need to provide your latest salary slips, Form 16 and bank account statement of the last three months. The lenders examine these documents and then decide if you fulfil their income parameters.
How can you get your loan approved?
You can get your loan approved by having a co-borrower who can be your earning spouse or parent.
Considering how important it is to fulfil the eligibility for loan approval, you must check your home loan eligibility before applying. If you do not meet them, you can take steps to enhance your eligibility and reapply later.
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